Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Master of Arts in Psychology, Capella University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Public Administration, Upper Iowa University

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Joan Chambers, PhD
College of Liberal Arts

Biography

"I am always learning something new from my students and I enjoy teaching online because it allows me to use different styles of presenting the material to help individuals grasp course objectives."

Dr. Joan Chambers is an Assistant Professor in the College of Liberal Arts at Ashford University. She earned her Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Psychology from Capella University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Public Administration from Upper Iowa University. Her 2013 research article was published in the Journal of Psychology and Organizational Research. Dr. Chambers has held an array of managerial and supervisory positions. She has worked for the government in Europe and in counseling, clinical psychology, behavioral health, education, and national security organizations in the United States. As the wife of a veteran, she has traveled extensively and lived in diverse cultures throughout Europe and South Korea, where she first taught English to higher education students. Dr. Chambers became a faculty member at Ashford in 2010 and has taught undergraduate, masters, and doctoral courses here. Her favorite thing about teaching online is having the opportunity to level the playing field of learning among adult professionals. She says, “I am always learning something new from my students and I enjoy teaching online because it allows me to use different styles of presenting the material to help individuals grasp course objectives.” When she is not educating, Dr. Chambers enjoys gardening and taking in the simple pleasures of family with her partner, adult sons, and Golden Retriever, Major.

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